I am part of a website and they send out articles about healthy living. An article I just read today was about the right and wrong way to snack. The article said snacking is okay but it's what you are snacking on that you need to watch. Snacks should only be about 100 calories, no more. The best snacks are fruits and vegetables, but nuts, whole wheat bread (1 slice), and crackers work. Just make sure to dish up one serving and when it's gone, it's gone. Do not go back for more.
Places to avoid snacking: in front of the TV and computer.
The article also said pops and candy bars are high in sugar so avoid them while choosing snacks.
My favorite part about the article: Make sure to include your snacks in your daily meal planning. So if you write down your food intake make sure snacks are included because snacking can add hundreds of calories and cause dieting to not work.
Have a great 4th of July. Stay healthy and be safe.